By David Allen Foster, BloombergBusinessweek – October 14, 2018 – 12:12:26The new crisis for the world’s largest public health insurer will come in two stages, the health service is warning, and it’s already showing signs of being costly and complicated.
The global health system has already paid $1 trillion in claims to insurers for asthma and respiratory problems, and more than $1.2 trillion in total.
By 2030, insurers say, the global average for asthma-related health care costs will rise by more than 60%.
In a letter to the president of the United States, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology called for a global response to the pandemic, and called for the US to increase its spending on asthma and other diseases.
The academy says its report, “The New Asthma Crisis,” is the first to detail how asthma is affecting the US health system.
The report, written by the American Association of Asthma, Astrophysiology and Immunologist, also outlines a plan for how the US can help reduce the burden of asthma, and help people with the disease.
The American Academy says it is calling for the United Nations to act, and for the White House to lead.
The letter says that in addition to spending $100 billion on asthma treatment, the United Kingdom and Canada are proposing $25 billion to $30 billion annually in direct assistance to their public health systems.
The letter also calls on the U.S. to take action against the pharmaceutical industry.
“This epidemic has been the most devastating and costly public health event in the world in the last 15 years,” the letter says.
“In addition to the billions of dollars that have been spent on asthma medication, there is already a $2.5 trillion national debt that must be paid back.”
The U.K. and Canada, both of which spend significantly more than the United